Period
to 28 February 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for KVM skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited KVM over the 6 months to 28 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Kernel-Based Virtual Machine (KVM)
UK
6 months to
28 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 911 988 1018
Rank change year-on-year +77 +30 -106
Permanent jobs citing KVM 94 122 199
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.076% 0.081% 0.11%
As % of the System Software category 0.45% 0.52% 0.84%
Number of salaries quoted 71 96 140
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £51,750
Median salary % change year-on-year - -8.21% -17.20%
10th Percentile £34,250 £26,063 £31,250
90th Percentile £76,250 £95,000 £87,625
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +11.76% - -10.53%

KVM is in the System Software category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 20,887 23,681 23,694
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.99% 15.68% 13.45%
Number of salaries quoted 17,038 19,376 19,538
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,750 £24,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%

KVM
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing KVM as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for KVM in the UK

KVM
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing KVM.

Salary trend for KVM in the UK

KVM
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing KVM over the 6 months to 28 February 2020.

Salary histogram for KVM in the UK

KVM
Top 13 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing KVM within the UK over the 6 months to 28 February 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +62 78 £47,500 - 39
UK excluding London +102 67 £47,500 +11.76% 34
South East +66 27 £52,500 +31.25% 16
London +41 22 £70,000 +43.59% 9
South West +50 15 £47,500 +8.57% 2
North of England +79 13 £42,000 +23.53% 5
Scotland +41 9 £52,500 +84.21% 2
Yorkshire - 9 £42,000 - 2
North West +39 3 £42,500 +25.00% 3
Northern Ireland - 2 £45,000 - 2
West Midlands +42 1 - - 4
Midlands +38 1 - - 4
North East - 1 £45,000 -

For the 6 months to 28 February 2020, IT jobs citing KVM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for KVM.

1 82 (87.23%) Linux
2 59 (62.77%) VMware
3 57 (60.64%) Python
4 55 (58.51%) VMware Infrastructure
5 51 (54.26%) Bash Shell
6 36 (38.30%) CentOS
7 35 (37.23%) AWS
8 31 (32.98%) Red Hat
9 30 (31.91%) Windows
9 30 (31.91%) Docker
10 29 (30.85%) Hyper-V
11 27 (28.72%) MySQL
11 27 (28.72%) DevOps
12 26 (27.66%) Ansible
13 25 (26.60%) Data Centre
14 23 (24.47%) Problem-Solving
15 22 (23.40%) Windows Server
15 22 (23.40%) Firewall
15 22 (23.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 22 (23.40%) Ubuntu
15 22 (23.40%) Xen
15 22 (23.40%) Azure
16 21 (22.34%) Kubernetes
17 20 (21.28%) OpenStack
17 20 (21.28%) Configuration Management
18 19 (20.21%) Microsoft
19 18 (19.15%) TCP/IP
19 18 (19.15%) Jenkins
19 18 (19.15%) Git (software)
20 17 (18.09%) Puppet

KVM
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 20 (21.28%) OpenStack
2 15 (15.96%) Apache
3 7 (7.45%) Confluence
4 6 (6.38%) GlassFish
5 5 (5.32%) MS Exchange
6 4 (4.26%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (3.19%) IIS
7 3 (3.19%) Jetty
7 3 (3.19%) SharePoint
7 3 (3.19%) Tomcat
8 1 (1.06%) Alfresco
8 1 (1.06%) CloudStack
8 1 (1.06%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (4.26%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 35 (37.23%) AWS
2 22 (23.40%) Azure
3 11 (11.70%) SaaS
4 7 (7.45%) Azure Stack
4 7 (7.45%) OpenShift
5 6 (6.38%) Office 365
6 4 (4.26%) GCP
7 3 (3.19%) PaaS
8 2 (2.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (2.13%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (2.13%) IaaS
9 1 (1.06%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (1.06%) AWS Fargate
9 1 (1.06%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (1.06%) Datadog
9 1 (1.06%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 22 (23.40%) Firewall
2 18 (19.15%) TCP/IP
3 13 (13.83%) DNS
4 12 (12.77%) SAN
5 9 (9.57%) Internet
5 9 (9.57%) WAN
6 7 (7.45%) DHCP
6 7 (7.45%) LAN
6 7 (7.45%) Network Security
6 7 (7.45%) SNMP
6 7 (7.45%) SSH
6 7 (7.45%) VLAN
7 6 (6.38%) VoIP
8 5 (5.32%) MRTG
9 4 (4.26%) Asterisk PBX
9 4 (4.26%) BGP
9 4 (4.26%) PBX
9 4 (4.26%) RTP
9 4 (4.26%) SMPP
9 4 (4.26%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (28.72%) MySQL
2 15 (15.96%) SQL Server
3 12 (12.77%) MariaDB
4 10 (10.64%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (7.45%) RDBMS
5 7 (7.45%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.06%) Big Data
6 1 (1.06%) Flink
6 1 (1.06%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 18 (19.15%) Git (software)
1 18 (19.15%) Jenkins
2 13 (13.83%) JIRA
3 9 (9.57%) Sonatype Nexus
3 9 (9.57%) Vagrant
4 6 (6.38%) Bugzilla
4 6 (6.38%) CruiseControl
4 6 (6.38%) Selenium
5 5 (5.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 5 (5.32%) Bitbucket
6 2 (2.13%) Bitbucket Server
6 2 (2.13%) Visual Studio
6 2 (2.13%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (1.06%) Burp Suite
7 1 (1.06%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (1.06%) TeamCity
General
1 10 (10.64%) Telecoms
2 5 (5.32%) Finance
3 4 (4.26%) Retail
4 3 (3.19%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.06%) Banking
5 1 (1.06%) Marketing
5 1 (1.06%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 18 (19.15%) Administrator
2 15 (15.96%) Systems Administrator
3 14 (14.89%) Linux Administrator
4 13 (13.83%) DevOps Engineer
5 12 (12.77%) Linux Engineer
6 11 (11.70%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 11 (11.70%) Systems Engineer
7 10 (10.64%) Senior Systems Engineer
8 9 (9.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 8 (8.51%) Cloud Engineer
9 8 (8.51%) Senior Linux Engineer
10 7 (7.45%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
10 7 (7.45%) Senior Cloud Engineer
10 7 (7.45%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 6 (6.38%) Automation Engineer
11 6 (6.38%) DevOps Automation Engineer
11 6 (6.38%) Software Engineer
12 5 (5.32%) Linux Infrastructure Engineer
12 5 (5.32%) Virtualisation Engineer
13 4 (4.26%) Junior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (15.96%) LDAP
2 13 (13.83%) LAMP
3 4 (4.26%) REST
3 4 (4.26%) YAML
4 3 (3.19%) AngularJS
4 3 (3.19%) GraphQL
4 3 (3.19%) Middleware
4 3 (3.19%) React
4 3 (3.19%) SOAP
4 3 (3.19%) Spring
4 3 (3.19%) Vue.js
5 2 (2.13%) LAPP Stack
5 2 (2.13%) libvirt
6 1 (1.06%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (1.06%) gRPC
6 1 (1.06%) Kafka
6 1 (1.06%) Sensu
6 1 (1.06%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 25 (26.60%) Data Centre
2 8 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (7.45%) Cloud Native
4 6 (6.38%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 6 (6.38%) Replication
5 5 (5.32%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (4.26%) Clustering
6 4 (4.26%) Management Information System
7 3 (3.19%) Driving Licence
8 1 (1.06%) Analytical Mindset
8 1 (1.06%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (1.06%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 82 (87.23%) Linux
2 36 (38.30%) CentOS
3 30 (31.91%) Windows
4 22 (23.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 22 (23.40%) Ubuntu
4 22 (23.40%) Windows Server
5 10 (10.64%) Debian
6 7 (7.45%) Fedora
6 7 (7.45%) Unix
7 4 (4.26%) FreeBSD
7 4 (4.26%) FreeNAS
7 4 (4.26%) Solaris
7 4 (4.26%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (3.19%) SUSE
8 3 (3.19%) Windows 10
8 3 (3.19%) Windows 7
8 3 (3.19%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (28.72%) DevOps
2 23 (24.47%) Problem-Solving
3 20 (21.28%) Configuration Management
4 15 (15.96%) ITIL
5 12 (12.77%) Software Engineering
6 11 (11.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 10 (10.64%) High Availability
8 9 (9.57%) Test Automation
9 8 (8.51%) Computer Science
10 7 (7.45%) Business Intelligence
10 7 (7.45%) Data Integration
10 7 (7.45%) Information Security
10 7 (7.45%) Migration
10 7 (7.45%) OO
10 7 (7.45%) Release Management
10 7 (7.45%) Robotic Process Automation
10 7 (7.45%) Server Virtualisation
10 7 (7.45%) Visualisation
11 6 (6.38%) DDoS Mitigation
11 6 (6.38%) Security Hardening
Programming Languages
1 57 (60.64%) Python
2 51 (54.26%) Bash Shell
3 16 (17.02%) Perl
4 15 (15.96%) SQL
5 14 (14.89%) PowerShell
6 9 (9.57%) Ruby
7 7 (7.45%) Groovy
7 7 (7.45%) Korn
8 6 (6.38%) C
8 6 (6.38%) C++
8 6 (6.38%) Java
8 6 (6.38%) Shell Script
9 5 (5.32%) PHP
10 4 (4.26%) T-SQL
11 1 (1.06%) Bourne shell
11 1 (1.06%) Clojure
11 1 (1.06%) C-shell
11 1 (1.06%) Go
11 1 (1.06%) SystemTap
11 1 (1.06%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 7 (7.45%) RHCE
2 6 (6.38%) Security Cleared
3 5 (5.32%) Degree
4 3 (3.19%) CCNP
4 3 (3.19%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (2.13%) CCNA
5 2 (2.13%) DV Cleared
5 2 (2.13%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.13%) VCAP
5 2 (2.13%) VCP6
5 2 (2.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.06%) AWS Certification
6 1 (1.06%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (1.06%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (3.19%) QA
System Software
1 55 (58.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 30 (31.91%) Docker
3 29 (30.85%) Hyper-V
4 22 (23.40%) Xen
5 17 (18.09%) Active Directory
6 9 (9.57%) Ceph
6 9 (9.57%) iptables
7 7 (7.45%) NFS
7 7 (7.45%) oVirt
8 6 (6.38%) QEMU
8 6 (6.38%) Squid
9 5 (5.32%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (4.26%) Virtual Machines
10 4 (4.26%) vSphere
11 3 (3.19%) LXC
11 3 (3.19%) VirtualBox
12 2 (2.13%) Btrfs
12 2 (2.13%) DRBD
12 2 (2.13%) VMware Server
13 1 (1.06%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 26 (27.66%) Ansible
2 21 (22.34%) Kubernetes
3 17 (18.09%) Puppet
4 13 (13.83%) Opscode Chef
5 12 (12.77%) Grafana
6 9 (9.57%) Terraform
7 8 (8.51%) Packer
8 7 (7.45%) SELinux
9 5 (5.32%) Nagios
9 5 (5.32%) Norton AntiVirus
9 5 (5.32%) ZABBIX
10 4 (4.26%) Kibana
10 4 (4.26%) Matomo
10 4 (4.26%) Proxmox
10 4 (4.26%) WSUS
11 3 (3.19%) Oracle ZFS
11 3 (3.19%) yum
12 2 (2.13%) EMC VPLEX
12 2 (2.13%) OpenNMS
12 2 (2.13%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 59 (62.77%) VMware
2 31 (32.98%) Red Hat
3 19 (20.21%) Microsoft
4 12 (12.77%) Cisco
4 12 (12.77%) Oracle
5 7 (7.45%) Atlassian
6 6 (6.38%) HP
7 5 (5.32%) Citrix
7 5 (5.32%) McAfee
7 5 (5.32%) Symantec
8 4 (4.26%) Percona
8 4 (4.26%) SaltStack
8 4 (4.26%) Sybase
8 4 (4.26%) Veeam
9 3 (3.19%) EMC
9 3 (3.19%) Google
10 2 (2.13%) DataCore
10 2 (2.13%) FalconStor
10 2 (2.13%) Juniper
10 2 (2.13%) SolarWinds